Why CPD?

Is Online Learning The Future Of Continuing Education?

Is Online Learning the Future of Continuing Education

What defines our traditional education system? Sugata Mitra, the winner of the 2013 TED prize, believes that traditional education still relies on the Victorian educational model created 300 years ago. This model creates a human computer made up of people, which he dubs the “bureaucratic administrative machine.” The human capital is provided by another machine Read more…

Why should I do a small personalized online course?

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Massive online open courses have been launched with much fanfare and have been a significant disruptor to the education system, but SPOCS are now emerging from their shadow. Not a Star Trek derivative, but a small personalized online course. If you are serious about your professional development and lifelong learning – what are the benefits Read more…

How Understanding Finance Helps Your Engineering Career.

Finance and Engineering

The relationship between Finance and Engineering is a simple one. Engineering costs money and finance provides it. It is easy for an engineer to become focused on the technical detail of their profession, particularly when a project is technically sexy or is large or innovative. In these circumstances it is easy for an engineer to Read more…

What is a Project Manager and What Do They Do?

What is a project manager and what do they do?

We’ve updated this popular article by adding a fun slideshow that looks at a day in the life of a project manager and answers “What is a project manager and what do they do?”  Use it and share it with your colleagues! Click below to view the full Haiku Deck with notes. To fully answer Read more…

The Benefits of Online Training and Development

Benefits of Online Training

Online Training for Professional and Staff Development – What are the Benefits? Online training delivers real benefits for staff development. Some benefits are inherent in all online training courses. But it’s also important to look for specific features that deliver a personalized approach to your online training. We’ve summed it up in a simple slideshow Read more…

What is Project Management and how can it help your career?

What is project management?

Before we can answer the question – What is project management? – we need to define projects. A project has three main attributes, it is unique, it is time bound and it has limited resources. Unique. The most significant characteristic of a project is uniqueness. Think St Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum in Rome or Read more…

The link between Engineering and Innovation

The link between Engineering and Innovation

Innovative engineering projects were celebrated at the recent 2012 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards.  Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, gave the keynote address at the Awards. Sir Peter’s speech focused on three main points that have global relevance. The role of engineering and science in creating innovation and prosperity The role Read more…

Stakeholder mapping and management is key to successful project management

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If you follow a systematic process for stakeholder mapping and management, then you have taken a key step towards managing your project successfully. Many projects stumble and encounter difficulties due to inadequate stakeholder mapping. This can occur for a variety of reasons: It can be as simple as not identifying key stakeholders. If they are Read more…

CPD for Health Professionals

Our recommendations on relevant CPD  for health professionals include two  online courses – defining project goals and objectives, and risk management. These continuing professional development courses have across the board relevance to professionals working in the health sector. Courses on the theory and practice of defining goals and objectives, and identifying and managing risk, provide Read more…

CPD Requirements for Engineers in Texas-USA

CPD requirements for engineers

CPD requirements for Engineers in Texas are regulated by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. The Board protects the health, safety, and welfare of the people in Texas by licensing qualified engineers and by regulating the practice of engineering. The Board’s role in the protection of the public is to license qualified engineers, enforce the Read more…

How to mentor- 3 top tips

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If you are struggling with the concept of how to mentor – here are 3 top tips developed from experience on both sides of the mentoring equation. What is mentoring? Let’s start with the definition of a mentor – because sometimes it is confused with being a coach or a manager, but in reality it’s Read more…

CPD for Planners in New Zealand

The New Zealand Planning Institute mandates compulsory CPD for planners in New Zealand who are members of the Institute. Established in 1949, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is the professional organisation representing planners, resource managers, urban designers and environmental practitioners in New Zealand. It promotes professional excellence and works in partnership with planners throughout Read more…